Jan 2018

Events in January 2018

Falls Creek Hawkweed Volunteer Program 2017/18 Alpine National Park

Monday 11th
12:00am - 12:00am

Join the 2017/18 Falls Creek Hawkweed Volunteer Program

6 weekly sessions between 11th Dec ‘17 and 25th Jan ‘18

Volunteers can contribute to the eradication effort of Hawkweeds by conducting line surveys in the Alpine National Park. Participating in volunteer surveys is a great way to help protect the Victorian Alps from this dangerous weed, as well as a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the magnificent alpine environment during the green summer months.

What is involved?

Volunteers will be required for one week and need to make their own way to Falls Creek the night before the session start date. There is no experience required, all training is provided. Volunteers will just need lots of enthusiasm, a moderate fitness level, a good eye for detail and persistence to survey for at least 5 hours per day walking through sometimes challenging terrain.

What is provided?

There is no cost for being a volunteer on this project. Bunk style accommodation has kindly been provided by Falls Creek Resort Management. Transport will be provided to and from the survey areas each day. Parks Victoria will be providing catering for breakfast, coffee/teas, morning tea and a group dinner on the last night.

The dates for the 2017/2018 Season are:

Session 1: Monday 11th – Friday 15th December 2017

Session 2: Monday 18th – Friday 22nd December 2017

Session 3: Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th January 2018

Session 4: Monday 8th – Friday 12th January 2018

Session 5: Monday 15th – Friday 19th January 2018

Session 6: Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th January 2018

How to join:

If you would like to join, you will first need to register as a volunteer at

Once registered, login to apply for upcoming programs and select the Hawkweed Eradication
Session you would like to join


Contact: Hawkweed Team, Parks Victoria | Phone: 131963

Stormwater Discovery 278 Edithvale Road, Edithvale, VIC, 3196

Thursday 11th
10:00am - 2:00pm
EstuaryWatch Events,Melbourne Water

Learn about stormwater through Melbourne Water's Stormwater Interactive Model.

The event is suitable for all ages.  Children under 18 year need to by accompanied by a supervising adult.

Estuary Expolorers Warrnambool Stingray Bay, Viaduct Road, Warrnambool

Thursday 11th
4:30pm - 7:00pm
EstuaryWatch Events,Glenelg Hopkins CMA

Explore what makes estuaries great.  

Estuaries are dynamic environments where freshwater from land meets the sea, creating diverse and unique homes for marine critters, plants and birds.  

Come and learn about these special places through fun, family activities such as:

  • Citizen science – monitoring estuary conditions with EstuaryWatch volunteers
  • Experimental child’s play – discover what happens when freshwater and saltwater mix
  • Fishy fun – learn about fish identification and fish anatomy through games
  • Shopping for bush foods – discover Aboriginal cultural use of estuaries in the region. Unearth middens and edible plants during interactive, guided estuary walks for children and families.
  • Sand sculpture competition – prizes awarded to the best “estuary” themed creations
  • Information available about local estuary processes and values, as well as EstuaryWatch monitoring along the Merri and Hopkins Rivers

What to Bring…

Bring along a happy disposition, an inquisitive nature and a smile!

No bookings required.  Look for Glenelg Hopkins CMA gazebo and flags.

Contact: Debbie Dalziel | Phone: (03) 5564 2607

Estuaries Unmasked Creature Feature at Merriman Creek Merriman Creek, Seaspray Boat Ramp, Seaspray

Saturday 20th
10:30am - 12:30pm
West Gippsland CMA

Have you ever wondered what lives at Merriman Creek?


Join us on our Estuaries Unmasked creature search, and find out what lives below and above the surface. You will come face to face with some of the local fish, and find out how, and where, they are found. You will also learn more about the creek and the other creatures that live or visit it throughout the year.


RSVP: online at www.wgcma.vic.gov.au and follow the links to the event calendar

Be sure to wear suitable clothing for weather conditions on the day and bring a water bottle, hat, sun screen, insect repellent and snacks.

Contact: Matt Khoury | Phone: (03) 5613 5925